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Fear of missing out may draw foreigners into Japan rally

Bellwether bank stocks seen as key to belated entry

Major overseas investors have yet to join the party at the Tokyo exchange.

TOKYO -- With Japan's equity benchmark still on its longest-ever winning streak, the question of the moment is whether overseas investors will keep watching from the sidelines as Japanese shares surge or finally buy into the rally at sorely high prices.

The answer is likely to depend on how financial stocks fare.

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